Iran drought

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  • Drought expected to persist during cold season 2022-12-23 18:47

    Drought expected to persist during cold season

    TEHRAN – No end to the drought is in sight over the cold season, according to a winter forecast by Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management.

  • Tehran, Baghdad negotiate on drought, SDSs control 2022-12-10 18:34

    Tehran, Baghdad negotiate on drought, SDSs control

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Iraq, Mohammad Kazem Al Sadeq, and Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Awn Dhiab Abdullah, discussed ways to deal with joint environmental problems, such as drought as well as sand and dust storms.

  • Water-intensive industries should use wastewater to contain drought 2022/08/13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water-intensive industries should use wastewater to contain drought

    TEHRAN – In order to prevent soil erosion and water stress, industries should give more attention to watershed management, dredging and runoff control, new irrigation methods, and wastewater treatment.

  • One step to water crisis 2022/07/02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    One step to water crisis

    TEHRAN – If a country has more than 1,700 cubic meters of water per person per year, there is no water shortage, but the upward trend of rainfall shortage surpassed the standard rate and if it declines more, we are one step away from a water crisis.

  • Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050 2022-06-17 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050

    TEHRAN – The United Nations has warned that droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050.

  • Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell? 2022-05-16 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell?

    TEHRAN – If the trend of rising temperatures and water consumption continues, the severity and effects of the drought will intensify, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management has said.

  • Drought causes $107m damage to environment 2022-05-08 18:34

    Drought causes $107m damage to environment

    TEHRAN – Drought has so far incurred a loss of 28 trillion rials (about $107 million) to the environment, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • IRCS seeks assistance from ICRC to deal with drought 2021-10-19 18:11

    IRCS seeks assistance from IFRC to deal with drought

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help in dealing with the drought in the southeastern part of the country.

  • From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought 2021-09-05 18:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought

    TEHRAN – While the drought has intensified in Iran and the country is facing water stress, various solutions from the use of solar power plants to the expansion of watershed management and nanotechnology are offered by experts and officials.

  • Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood 2021-06-23 18:36

    Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood

    TEHRAN – The International Workshop on the Space Technology Applications for Drought, Flood, and Water Resource Management will be held in Tehran from August 9 to 11.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years 2021-05-26 16:43

    More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years

    TEHRAN – According to the World Meteorological Organization's multiannual forecast, in the next five years, Iran’s average rainfall will decline by 75 percent, and the temperature rises by 50-75 percent compared to the long-term average.

  • National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces 2021-05-18 18:42

    National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the fourth time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four drought-ridden provinces of the country.

  • Some $766m proposed to drought management projects 2021-05-10 16:21

    Some $766m proposed to drought management projects

    TEHRAN – A total of 3.2 trillion rials (nearly $766 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed for drought management projects with the priority given to the immediate supply of fresh water in urban areas across the country.

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020/09/20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.